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dc.contributor.authorLonghurst, Robyn
dc.contributor.authorHodgetts, Darrin
dc.contributor.authorStolte, Ottilie Emma Elisabeth
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-25T04:25:25Z
dc.date.available2012-06-25T04:25:25Z
dc.date.copyright2012-05
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationLonghurst, R., Hodgetts, D. & Stolte, O. (2012). Placing guilt and shame: lone mothers' experiences of higher education in Aotearoa New Zealand. Social & Cultural Geography, 13(3), 295-312.en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/6427
dc.description.abstractThis study examines twelve lone mothers' experiences of higher education at two universities in New Zealand. Interviews illustrated that lone mothers are often constructed by society as people who deserve to feel guilt for burdening taxpayers and for raising children without a live-in father. This guilt is visceral. It is felt in and lived through bodies on a daily basis. For most of the interviewees, however, succeeding at university also prompted feelings of pride. Drawing on Elspeth Probyn's ideas about guilt, shame and pride enabled us to understand more about lone mothers' experiences of higher education. We remain less certain about guilt's affective capacity for politics in our particular case. For some mothers feeling guilt lead to a questioning of normative constructions of motherhood but for others this was not the case. It would seem, therefore, that guilt's transformative potential can be mobilized in both emancipatory and more normative ways. We also found that lone mothers engaged in higher learning occupy paradoxical space. Some become empowered to see their lives and relationships differently, from the margins and from the centre, through guilt and pride.en_NZ
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherRoutledgeen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofSocial & Cultural Geography
dc.relation.urihttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14649365.2012.678378en_NZ
dc.subjectemotionen_NZ
dc.subjectguilten_NZ
dc.subjectspaceen_NZ
dc.subjectstudyen_NZ
dc.subjectgenderen_NZ
dc.subjectmaternal bodiesen_NZ
dc.titlePlacing guilt and shame: lone mothers' experiences of higher education in Aotearoa New Zealanden_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14649365.2012.678378en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfSocial & Cultural Geographyen_NZ
pubs.begin-page295en_NZ
pubs.elements-id37637
pubs.end-page312en_NZ
pubs.issue3en_NZ
pubs.volume13en_NZ


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